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Silverstone Wipac Trophy GP Support Race

Silverstone, Great-Britain

Date: 19/7/1969
Track length: 4.710 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 27
Finishers: 22

Pole position: Sanger in 1.44,4
Fastest lap: Pierpoint in 1.43,0

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed:
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 5/63
Car info: 1969 Cars

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Silverstone in 1969 saw two Camaros on the grid, driven by Roy Pierpoint and Martin Thomas. Opposing them, however, was a pair of Ford Falcons, handled by the seemingly fearless Dennis Leech and Terry Sanger.
Sanger and Pierpoint diced furiously for the lead until the former pulled off with a wheel cracking up, leaving his adversary to come home well clear of an unusually subdued Leech. John Hine finished third in an Escort Twin-Cam, while Chris Craft and John Fitzpatrick dominated the 1300 division with fifth and sixth places in their Broadspeed Escort GTs. Among the 1-litres, Alec Poole's Mini triumphed.


Touring cars
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1 36 Bill Shaw Racing
Chevrolet Camaro
Roy Pierpoint, GB
4956 V8 D 20 laps, 37.42,6 2 1.44,6 1.43,0  
2 2 31  
Ford Falcon Sprint
Dennis Leech, GB
4728 V8 D 20 laps, 35.24,0 3 1.44,8    
3 1 44 Duncan Hamilton Racing
Ford Escort TC
John Hine, GB
1594 L4 C 20 laps, 36.01,6 9 1.47,7 1.46,0  
4 2 21 Team Diamond
Ford Escort TC
Rod Mansfield, GB
1594 L4 C 20 laps, 36.19,2 8 1.46,3    
5 1 18 Team Broadspeed
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Chris Craft, GB
1298 L4 B 20 laps, 36.54,3 11 1.49,1    
6 2 17 Team Broadspeed
Ford Escort 1300 GT
John Fitzpatrick, GB
1298 L4 B 20 laps, 36.54,4 10 1.48,6 1.48,7  
7 3 10 Britax-Cooper-Downton
Morris Mini Cooper S
Gordon Spice, GB
1293 L4 B 19 laps, 35.22,7 12 1.49,8    
8 4 16 British Leyland Motor Corporation
Morris Mini Cooper S
John Rhodes, GB
1293 L4 B 19 laps, 35.30,1 13 1.50,1    
9 5 11 Britax-Cooper-Downton
Morris Mini Cooper S
Steve Neal, GB
1293 L4 B 19 laps, 35.56,2 14 1.50,2    
10 6 15 British Leyland Motor Corporation
Morris Mini Cooper S
John Handley, GB
1293 L4 B 19 laps, 35.56,3 15 1.50,3    
11 3 23 Byker Hill Garage Ltd.
Ford Escort TC
Brian Robinson, GB
1594 L4 C 19 laps, 36.05,3 20 1.52,0    
12 3 30 Alan Mann Racing
Ford Escort TC
Frank Gardner, AUS
1594 s/c L4 D 19 laps, 36.09,3 6 1.45,6    
13 7 41 Top Gear Racing of Enfield
Austin Mini Cooper S
David Alexander, GB
1293 L4 B 19 laps, 36.31,7 25 1.55,3    
14 1 8 Equipe Arden
Austin Mini Cooper S 970
Alec Poole, IRL
999 L4 A 19 laps, 36.32,1 19 1.52,0 1.53,0  
15 2 2  
Ford Anglia
Les Nash, GB
997 L4 A 19 laps, 37.12,3 22 1.53,2    
16 8 12 Cars and Car Conversions
Morris Mini Cooper S
Peter Lague, GB
1293 L4 B 18 laps, 35.33,8 23 1.54,4    
17 3 5 Andrew Mylius Graphics
Hillman Imp
Mike Freeman, GB
998 L4 A 18 laps, 35.43,6 26 1.56,2    
18 9 7  
Morris Mini Cooper S
Barrie Williams, GB
1293 L4 B 18 laps, 36.24,0 27 1.58,8    
19 4 42 Willy Kay
Ford Escort TC
Willy Kay, GB
1594 L4 D 18 laps, 36.26,6 17 1.50,8    
20 4 4  
Hillman Imp
Jeremy Nightingale, GB
998 L4 A 18 laps, 37.16,0 29 2.02,5    
21 5 1  
Austin Mini Cooper S 970
David Buckett, GB
999 L4 A 17 laps, 36.48,2 30 2.08,6    
22 5 20 Melton Racing
Ford Escort TC
Barry Pearson, GB
1594 L4 D 16 laps, 36.34,1 16 1.50,3    
DNF   6 Don Moore
Austin Mini Cooper S 970
Rob Mason, GB
999 L4 A 14 24 1.55,1   Bearings
DNF   35 David Howes
Ford Falcon Sprint
Mike Moore, GB
4728 V8 D 10 4 1.44,9   Brakes, accident
DNF   32  
Ford Falcon Sprint
Terry Sanger, GB
4728 V8 D 9 1 1.44,4   Left front wheel
DNF   40 Alexander-Hillyer
Austin Mini Cooper S
Martin Raymond, GB
1293 L4 B 7 18 1.51,0    
DNF   9 J. & J. Stanton Ltd.
Ford Escort 1.0
Lawrie Hickman, GB
997 L4 A 5 21 1.52,4   Gearbox
DNF   45 John Willment Automobiles
Ford Escort TC
Mike Crabtree, GB
1594 L4 C 5 7 1.46,2   Differential
DNF   43  
Vauxhall Viva GT
Mike Davies, GB
1975 L4 C   28 1.59,3    
DNF   37 Ovaltine Racing
Chevrolet Camaro
Martin Thomas, GB
  V8 D 1 31 2.15,6    
DNS   33  
Ford Falcon Sprint
Martin Birrane, IRL
4728 V8 D   5 1.45,1   Clutch

Remarks: Gird: 4-3-4